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Port Jefferson, New York
Reviewed 7 June 2012

Esterillos is a small closely-knit Costa Rican town. This hotel is the best place to stay, I've been going to Esterillos Oeste for day trips for the last 7 years, to surf - now that I have found this place, we always stay the night. THe owner is very nice, he is on duty 24/7 making sure the place is...

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 17 April 2012

La Dolce Vita in Esterillos Oeste was a fantastic first destination on my few months in Central America. The rooms are not too small and they are clean, and are equiped with a working kitchen and little bathroom. They also have AC which is a plus sometimes! Little pool helps you cool off if you are too lazy to walk...

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2Thank Little W
st petersburg fl
Reviewed 19 February 2012

You couldn't of ask a more personal place to stay at. It was clean and frendly. The host's did everything that you asked them for. Breakfast was good and served when you wanted it between the hours. All the other people that came in and out where also very nice. We gather around the self served bar nightly and enjoyed...

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2Thank tonia13
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 15 February 2012

my daughter, my travel planner found this piece of paradise. Knowing that I would love to be near the ocean and the mountain she found perfect spot for us. We stayed at LDV for 4 nights. The rooms are clean and the kitchenette was handy for preparing lunch and dinners. Our room was facing the ocean and the swimming pool...

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3Thank aquarian55
Esterillos Este, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Reviewed 26 November 2011

Stayed there 5 times while looking for a house to buy.The area is just plain beautiful.Local people are friendly and laid back.Beach goes for miles and is very clean.It is surfers paradise. Emilio and Jasmina who run the hotel are awesome and take care of all your needs.And when you see their son Antoni you will want to have children...

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4Thank Mike J
Jaco, Costa Rica
Reviewed 6 November 2011

No signs giving directions to the site, a dirt road, a pool smaller than a bathtub, a very unsafe feeling, 1st greeted by a drunk drinking vodka from a bag. Are you kidding me? I've never seen such a contrast from your 44 reviews and reality. I wonder who wrote the reviews. So disapointed!

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3Thank Tmoore_11
ladolcevita10, General Manager at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are sorry for your bad experience. Unfortunately, in the period you stayed at our hotel, the entire Costa Rica was under a terrible storm that caused many damages, flooding lands, blocking roads and interrupting the communications all over Costa Rica. It was a real emergency and no hotel in the area could manage the lack of power....

Coronado, Costa Rica
Reviewed 6 September 2011

When we drove up we were not sure if we had made the right choice. However, once we were taken to our room (#1) on the second floor we were very pleased. Our balcony overlooked the pool & the crashing surf. The nice gentleman in reception carried our heavy bags up for us. There were a couple of Tico restaurants...

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1Thank Saltspringsgirl
San Diego, CA
Reviewed 13 June 2011

Oceanfront at these rates? Unheard of. It is not all that clean or comfortable but if you are there for the beach - wowza!

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3Thank SDAdventurers
ladolcevita10, General Manager at La Dolce Vita, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we welcome your constructive comment about what you think is good and what can be improved in our beachfront hotel. You will be happy to know that as a result of your feedback we are replacing some beds to improve the comfort of the apartments, improving the maintenance of the inside and outside areas and offering new free...

Prato, Italy
Reviewed 3 June 2011

My girlfriend and I were pleasantly surprised by La Dolce Vita. This is a great place to stay and have a relaxing quiet vacation at a good price. The beach is long with soft brown sand and very clean. The room was clean and grounds and pool are nice.Every morning we were served a good breakfast in the apartment, that...

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5Thank Mirkochiara
Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 16 April 2011

Absolutely, HANDS-DOWN, THE BEST place we stayed in Central America--over months and multiple trips. AMAZING staff--Emilio y Jasmina "La Gerencia" not only welcomed us warmly but gave us an INDESCRIBABLY BREATHTAKING and restorative couple weeks at a VERY reasonable price. Their hospitality extended as far as three square meals daily (for an extra few dollars per day), Coco-tree climbing tutorials,...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel "La Dolce Vita" is located on the beach in Esterillos Oeste, Jaco, facing the shore of the Pacific Ocean. The Hotel, with its seven apartments facing a wonderful garden, is a new, first class construction building offering all comforts. Each apartment has patio/deck, terrazzo-balcony and is smartly furnished, bathroom with hot water, air conditioning, fan, kitchen, fridge with up to 4 beds. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Dolce Vita

Address: Esterillos Oeste, beach, 50 meters from Bus Stop, Esterillos Oeste 60901, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Esterillos Oeste
Price Range: RM308 - RM397 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Dolce Vita 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Choose the second floor apartment if you want a view.”
 of 5 bubbles cathyt58, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I love being close to the ocean for the incredible ocean breeze.”
 of 5 bubbles Turtleboylover, 10 Mar 2015 | Read review
“There is one second floor room, on the end, with a huge window that looks directly out over the beach and ocean, it's $10 per night extra to reserve but TOTALLY worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles poncarob, 12 Mar 2014 | Read review
“There are 7 apartments and they are all pretty much the same. accommodations are basic, but the place is kept clean and maintained. Showers were a bit tricky, but we got them figured out after about 3 days. Turn on the swith for hot water, and don't crank the water wide open. AND for the love of GOD- DO NOT ADJUST WHILE WATER IS RUNNING. They don't call 'em suicide showers for nothing. Enjoy yourself!”
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 of 5 bubbles MelBel177, 26 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Hotel difficult to find. Use gps and google maps to help your driver locate the hotel. Pool is nice. Get a ground floor room.. It is easier to walk to the beach from there.”
 of 5 bubbles Travelling_Naumanns, 24 Feb 2014 | Read review
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